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Attorney: DNA clears man scheduled for execution Tuesday Attorney: DNA clears man scheduled for execution Tuesday
- August 23, 2017

Williams was convicted in the death of Felicia Gayle, 42, a former reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper who was stabbed 43 times inside her home in August 1998. "It's just remarkable to me that the attorney general and the other people defending this conviction can say with a straight face that DNA does not trump the evidence that they've submitted", Gipson told KMOV. (more...)
Pentagon Chief In Baghdad As Iraqi Forces Press Tal Afar Assault Pentagon Chief In Baghdad As Iraqi Forces Press Tal Afar Assault
- August 23, 2017

The Iraqi Army's 9th Armoured Division and paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units broke into the eastern side of the city, the official said. On Sunday , Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced in a televised speech the start of the operation to recapture Tal Afar , which was taken over by the militants in 2014. (more...)
Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension for now Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension for now
- August 23, 2017

A 4,000-page charge sheet had alleged that Malegaon was selected as the target because of a sizeable Muslim population in the town. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad had filed a chargesheet against 14 right-wing extremists, including Purohit and Thakur, in the case. (more...)
Ten crew missing as 2nd United States warship hit in sea collision Ten crew missing as 2nd United States warship hit in sea collision
- August 23, 2017

Five US Navy sailors were injured in the incident - four of whom were evacuated by helicopter to the Singapore General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. "The two severe collisions within two months show that the U.S. Navy's combat readiness level and military management level have both declined", said the Global Times . (more...)
Chief negotiator says Korea's position made 'very clear' at KORUS FTA meeting Chief negotiator says Korea's position made 'very clear' at KORUS FTA meeting
- August 23, 2017

In June, Trump told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that USA automakers a should have a "fair shake" for better auto sales. Kim said we did not agree to the unilateral proposal from the U.S.to amend the Korea-U.S. And Tami Overby, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the U.S. trade deficit would have widened even more had it not been for the pact. (more...)
A dry day is expected for the Eclipse A dry day is expected for the Eclipse
- August 22, 2017

The region will be getting an extended break from storms and rain. In the Omaha area, high temperatures today are expected to top out in the mid-80s. Tropical wave near the southern Bahamas may try to develop later this week as it moves towards Florida. A combination of early-morning low clouds and early-afternoon storms may mean eclipse watchers will need to dodge clouds for a clear view in many locations over the Great Plains. (more...)
Anatoly Antonov appointed Russia's ambassador to US Anatoly Antonov appointed Russia's ambassador to US
- August 22, 2017

Antonov's appointment comes during a time of continuing diplomatic tensions between Russian Federation and the United States, largely over the Kremlin's purported interference in the election. Kislyak has been a central figure in the U.S. Russian Federation investigations - because he met with several of President Donald Trump's representatives before, during and after the November presidential election. (more...)
Is Grace Mugabe eligible for diplomatic immunity? Is Grace Mugabe eligible for diplomatic immunity?
- August 22, 2017

Instead it was Grace's lawyers, with Zimbabwe government representatives in tow, who showed up at the Sandton police station to open channels of communication. President Mugabe was expected to preside at a state funeral for a former minister in Harare on Sunday; it was unclear whether his wife will attend. (more...)
Golf Roundup: Team USA rides early wave to another Solheim Cup win Golf Roundup: Team USA rides early wave to another Solheim Cup win
- August 22, 2017

Belief was not stronger than math, though, and the 15th edition of the biennial matches finished as many thought it would, with the US winning for the second time in a row. On Sunday, with just five feet standing between her and a US victory, Yin hit her putt firmly, with the assuredness of a player twice her age, and chased it into the hole with a hard fist pump. (more...)
Huge Crowd Cheers As Big Ben Falls Silent Until 2021 Huge Crowd Cheers As Big Ben Falls Silent Until 2021
- August 22, 2017

The bells are being stopped due to fears that prolonged exposure to the 118-decibel bongs from the 13.7-tonne Big Ben could damage the hearing of renovation workers. It is thought that the bell was originally to be called Royal Victoria in honour of Queen Victoria but Londoners started calling the bell " Big Ben " and the name stuck. (more...)
Because You Cut Our Staff, We're Suspending Visa Services, US Tells Russia Because You Cut Our Staff, We're Suspending Visa Services, US Tells Russia
- August 22, 2017

Visa operations at the USA consulates, located in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, will "remain suspended indefinitely", according to Reuters. Andrei Klimov, the head of the commission on state sovereignty protection of the Russian Federation Council, said. A Russian flag flies next to the United States embassy building in Moscow on July 31, 2017. (more...)
Moroccans at Center of Terror Attacks in Spain, Finland Moroccans at Center of Terror Attacks in Spain, Finland
- August 22, 2017

Spanish authorities say they have dismantled a terror cell of mostly Moroccan natives that is believed to be responsible for vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and hurt more than 100 others. Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila told a news conference that if confirmed as an act of terrorism, "it's the first time Finland has encountered such a terror act". (more...)
South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation? South Korea military drills - an unnecessary provocation?
- August 22, 2017

The drills involve computer simulations created to prepare for war with a nuclear-capable North Korea . South Korea's top military officer said the current security situation on the peninsula was "more serious than at any other time " amid the North's growing nuclear and missile threats, and warned Pyongyang of merciless retaliation against any attack. (more...)
AP Top 25: Sooners and Cowboys crack Top 10 in preseason rankings AP Top 25: Sooners and Cowboys crack Top 10 in preseason rankings
- August 22, 2017

Following the Wildcats' 6:10 p.m., contest against Central Arkansas on September 2, K-State hosts Charlotte on September 9, in an 11 a.m., game that will be shown nationally on FSN. Ohio State was No. 2, preventing the first 1 vs 2 opening game since the AP preseason poll began in 1950. The sixth-ranked Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin to win the Big Ten Conference last season, and the seventh-ranked Huskies represented the Pacific 12 Conference in last season's playoff. (more...)
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory, dead at 84 Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory, dead at 84
- August 21, 2017

The Army was where he got his start in comedy, entering and winning many Army talent shows at the urging of his commanding officer, who had taken notice of Gregory's penchant for joking. The following year he ran for president as a write-in candidate, running as a Freedom and Peace Party candidate. Gregory was the first black comedian to perform in front of white people in the history of USA and is known to speak up against racism in his comic acts. (more...)
Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy
- August 21, 2017

The president has been meeting with advisers on the issue, most recently at Camp David on Friday . "Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders". Prince wants to replace USA forces in Afghanistan with contractors who would be paid to train Afghan forces and help them fight the Taliban. The United States and its allies launched a military operation in Afghanistan in 2001, just after the 9/11 terror attacks. (more...)
Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew
- August 21, 2017

The Indianapolis , with roughly 1,200 people on board, was on its way to the Philippines when torpedoes from a Japanese submarine struck the ship, causing it to sink in about 14 minutes. Allen announced the find on Friday via his website but did not disclose the precise location, following a request from the Navy . Taylor said Hulver "came across, of all things, a blog post for a fudge shop in MI". (more...)
United States says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table United States says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table
- August 21, 2017

North Korean trucks loaded with seafood get stuck on the Chinese border. China also believes the U.S. would likely dramatically increase its military presence in the region to deal with the fallout from the collapse and to secure North Korea's nuclear weapons. (more...)
Weld County's unemployment rate sinks again Weld County's unemployment rate sinks again
- August 20, 2017

The state's unemployment rate also increased from 4.6 percent in June to 5.4 percent in July with about 24,000 more Californians unemployed between the two months, according to the state data . Only Oregon with a 2.9 percent increase had a bigger gain, the bureau said. The rate was 5.4 percent in June and 4.4 percent in May. Employment in professional and business services increased by 6,700. (more...)
Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight Knife Attacker In Russian City Injures Eight
- August 20, 2017

The Committee is reported as saying that armed police used their weapons on the attacker and "liquidated" him. Police said the identity and motive of the attacker was not yet known. The stabbing comes as security services around the world remain on high alert after a quick succession of knife and vehicle attacks. The police opened an investigation for terrorism. (more...)
Three organizations pull events from Trump's Mar-a-Lago Three organizations pull events from Trump's Mar-a-Lago
- August 20, 2017

The American Friends of Magen David Adom, a group that supports Israel's national ambulance, blood-services and disaster-relief organization, confirmed that it, too, has made a decision to move its annual gala to another location. The charity had one of Mar-a-Lago's biggest events last season, with about 600 people in attendance. The White House referred questions about the charitable events to the Trump Organization, which did not respond. (more...)
Venezuela legislators reject congress takeover plan Venezuela legislators reject congress takeover plan
- August 20, 2017

Hours later, Ortega said in a post on her Twitter account that secret police were raiding the home they shared in Caracas . "We do not recognize the constituent assembly much less subordinate ourselves to it". "The United States strongly condemns the assumption of legislative powers by the illegitimate Constituent Assembly", the department said. Chaviste historical, Luisa Ortega had criticized the plan, citing a " breakdown of the constitutional order ". (more...)
Pakistan buries revered German humanitarian Ruth Pfau Pakistan buries revered German humanitarian Ruth Pfau
- August 20, 2017

Her casket, wrapped in the national flag of Pakistan, was given a 19-gun salute, with contingents of all three armed forces present on the occasion. On her way she stopped in Karachi on March 8, 1960, because of some visa problems . Singer-songwriter Fakhr-e-Alam said: "Looking back at da life of Ruth Pfau & watching images of her funeral all one can say what a legacy". Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi had announced a state funeral for Dr. (more...)
Steve Bannon gone, as John Kelly's White House clean-up continues Steve Bannon gone, as John Kelly's White House clean-up continues
- August 20, 2017

The White House Friday afternoon said Bannon was leaving. Bannon is a former executive at Breitbart .com, a news organization that some critics have argued is a platform for white nationalists. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the departure, effective Friday, was "mutually agreed" to by Bannon and Chief of Staff John Kelly . (more...)
Greenville Little League ready for Friday game Greenville Little League ready for Friday game
- August 19, 2017

Pflaum was struggling in relief. "In Connecticut, what Fairfield has done has never been done before", Rob Bleggi, the District 2 umpire-in-chief, said prior to Saturday's final. "They are going to be absolutely bombarded with media". "It's rock star central right here. There's no doubt in my mind this team is far from done just the way they swing the bat", Frazier said. (more...)
War in Yemen causing starvation, cholera — United Nations aid chief War in Yemen causing starvation, cholera — United Nations aid chief
- August 19, 2017

O'Brien called for the opening of all ports, including land, sea and air, to civilian traffic to allow in aid, as well as for parties to the conflict to respect global human and human rights law. The suffering of Yemenis has "relentlessly intensified", with 17 million who don't know where their next meal is coming from, almost 7 million at risk of starvation and almost 16 million lacking access to water or sanitation, O'Brien said. (more...)
Cyber Command to Become Unified Combatant Command Cyber Command to Become Unified Combatant Command
- August 19, 2017

Department of Defense brass also considering whether to separate Cybercom from the National Security Agency . Trump also said his administration is considering splitting Cyber Command from the National Security Agency and that Secretary of Defense James Mattis would give his recommendation "at a later date". (more...)
Charlottesville Rally Co-Organizer Was Once Featured on Stephen Colbert's Show
- August 18, 2017

He added that, "In reality, I'm just a guy who wants to save his country from communism, and is often quite terrified at how much resistance he meets in doing so". Counter-protester Heather Heyer , 32, was killed during the protests after a auto drove into a crowd. This episode of VICE News Tonight originally aired August 14, 2017, on HBO. (more...)
Triple tropical threat looms in the Atlantic, Caribbean Triple tropical threat looms in the Atlantic, Caribbean
- August 18, 2017

The third wave is near the Cabo Verde Islands off Africa's west coast. Elsewhere, Hurricane Gert poses no threat to the Virgin Islands or the Caribben region. According to current weather forecasts, Kent will then see heavy rain on Thursday morning, and conditions are expected to become windier on Friday and over the weekend. (more...)
China surpasses Japan to become biggest USA creditor China surpasses Japan to become biggest USA creditor
- August 18, 2017

As per the data revealed by US Department of the Treasury China has beaten Japan and reclaimed its place of being the largest foreign holder of US bonds. Treasuries in 2016 so that it could buy its own currency - the yuan - to counter downward pressure caused by a huge outflow of cash from its economy. (more...)
VP Pence Offers Thoughts, Prayers, And Not Much Else To Charlottesville Victims VP Pence Offers Thoughts, Prayers, And Not Much Else To Charlottesville Victims
- August 17, 2017

Pence, who it is looking increasingly likely will become our next President if/when #45 is impeached, has been in South America meeting with leaders in various countries all week. Pence is on a weeklong trip to Latin America that has included stops in Colombia and Argentina. Maduro has blamed Venezuela's economic calamity, violence, and political unrest on the United States and its supports among the opposition, believing the USA wants to get its hands on Venezuelan oil. (more...)
In Powerful Eulogy, Heather Heyer's Mother Calls on Americans to Fight Injustice In Powerful Eulogy, Heather Heyer's Mother Calls on Americans to Fight Injustice
- August 17, 2017

Mr Miller said: "She's very compassionate, she's very precise, got a big heart, she wants to make sure that things are right". Bro closed with a remark that quickly echoed across social media, explaining how killing her daughter backfired on white supremacists. (more...)
UK Proposes an Open Border with Ireland UK Proposes an Open Border with Ireland
- August 17, 2017

Responding to the United Kingdom government's Brexit position paper, Mr Coveney said while he welcomed the commitment to avoid any physical border he warned moving away from the status quo on the island of Ireland "will be difficult" and therefore "imaginative and flexible solutions will be required". (more...)
Irish nationals in UK 'have no protection'
- August 17, 2017

The UK also aims to protect the free movement Common Travel Area with Ireland , and associated rights for UK and Irish citizens, and uphold the Belfast Agreement. The UK Government's proposal for a temporary customs union with the European Union after the country leaves has been branded "daft" by the First Minister. (more...)
Woman delighted as misshapen carrot leads to lost engagement ring Woman delighted as misshapen carrot leads to lost engagement ring
- August 17, 2017

Not knowing whom it belonged to, she asked her husband who eventually determined it belonged to his mother. The lost ring was actually already a replacement that the couple had bought together in 1995 after her original ring had cracked. (more...)
Trump to speed up public-works permits Trump to speed up public-works permits
- August 16, 2017

It also allows the Office of Management and Budget to establish goals for environmental reviews and permitting of infrastructure projects and then track their progress - with "automatic elevation to senior agency officials upon missing or extending a milestone", according to the Department of Transportation. (more...)
Embattled ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio may be saved by a Trump pardon Embattled ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio may be saved by a Trump pardon
- August 16, 2017

Arpaio reacted to Trump's comments Monday afternoon. Arpaio, a figure widely loathed by liberals and immigrant rights advocates, is a folk hero to many on the hard right and served as a prominent Trump campaign spokesman. Over the weekend, likely during the events in Charlottesville , Trump told the news outlet that the pardon could come within in a matter of days. He's awaiting sentence now and could face up to six months in prison, but he's appealing the ruling. (more...)
Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP): Negative Stock Sentiment Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP): Negative Stock Sentiment
- August 16, 2017

It has underperformed by 12.42% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were paid a $0.2703 dividend. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 9 by Wells Fargo. Barclays Capital downgraded Dominion Energy Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:DM) on Tuesday, July 18 to "Hold" rating . (more...)
Protests as President Donald Trump returns to his NY home Protests as President Donald Trump returns to his NY home
- August 16, 2017

More than a thousand protesters were outside the president's home as he arrived at around 9pm. If he was breaking with custom, so, too, would they. "I am terrified of what country we have become, the fact that white supremacists, Nazis, anti-Semites feel empowered by our president", said Lynn Gray, 68, who left banking to start her own company. (more...)
After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid
- August 16, 2017

Yang flew down to Nepal from Pakistan where he was the chief guest at the official celebrations of the 70th Independence Day. An Army spokesman in New Delhi declined to comment on the incident which came amid continued standoff between the armies of the two countries at Doklam in Sikkim. (more...)
Trump Blasts 'Obstructionist' Democrats Over Trade Deals Trump Blasts 'Obstructionist' Democrats Over Trade Deals
- August 15, 2017

Given the recent tensions on the Korean peninsula, which followed North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month, the USA has tried to leverage on the trade probe to put pressure on Beijing to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)
U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy U-turn on North Korea; US opts for diplomacy
- August 15, 2017

Their move seems to be altogether different than President Trump's "fire and fury" warning against Pyongyang. He added that the Korean war "cost more than a million lives, left cities in ruins and perpetuated the division of the peninsula", and urged the North to "stop all provocations and hostile rhetoric immediately, instead of worsening the situation any further". (more...)
Pence defends Trump's Venezuela stance Pence defends Trump's Venezuela stance
- August 15, 2017

The Colombian statement said efforts to resolve Venezuela's breakdown in democracy should be peaceful and respect its sovereignty. The menace, however, also gave Maduro's regime an unexpected opportunity to substantiate its daily refrain that it is a victim of a Washington plot to grab control of its oil reserves, the biggest in the world. (more...)
Three killed in shooting at Wisconsin race track Three killed in shooting at Wisconsin race track
- August 15, 2017

Two were dead at the scene and a third victim was transported to a local hospital where he died. Monday morning, police said two of the victims are from Aurora and the third victim is also from IL. The Kenosha County Sheriff told Fox 6 Milwaukee that gang members from Milwaukee or Chicago may have been involved. "We're not aware of any altercations that might have happened earlier", Beth said. (more...)
Florida, US in clear as tropical depression grows in strength Florida, US in clear as tropical depression grows in strength
- August 14, 2017

The storm is churning at 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph, moving NNW around 10 mph. The Hurricane Center's projected path of the storm has it remaining at sea as it curves along the East Coast before heading into the north Atlantic Ocean later this week. (more...)
Iran defies U.S. with increased budget for missile programme Iran defies U.S. with increased budget for missile programme
- August 14, 2017

Iran's parliament on Sunday approved an increased budget for the country's ballistic missile programme and the regional operations of its Revolutionary Guard, in defiance of USA sanctions imposed last month over Tehran's testing of new missile technology. (more...)
CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's Situation Continues to Deteriorate CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Venezuela's Situation Continues to Deteriorate
- August 14, 2017

Now it was on countries like China and Russian Federation along with US allies like South Korea and Japan to work in tandem to get nuclear weapons out of the region. China's president, Xi Jinping, made a plea for cool-headedness in a phone conversation with Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation. (more...)
McMaster Dodges Questions About Working With Bannon McMaster Dodges Questions About Working With Bannon
- August 14, 2017

The controversial ex-White House figure asserted Sunday that he "wouldn't have recommended that statement ". The White House did not immediately respond to CNNMoney's request for comment about Scaramucci's remarks. And if he does that, he'll have a very successful legislative agenda that he'll be able to execute. A photograph shows Fields standing among members of Vanguard America, a group associated with the white supremacy movement, although the organization has denied that he's a member. (more...)
White Supremacists March At University Of Virginia
- August 13, 2017

Lee that the city of Charlottesville voted to remove earlier this year. Victor Glasberg, Kessler's attorney, noted the city did not ask for counter-protests planned in Justice Park and McGuffey Parks to be moved. The original location of Emancipation Park was in jeopardy when the city officials stated that Jason Kessler would have to hold the event at McIntire Park. (more...)
CM Yogi Calls Emergency Meeting, 63 Deaths In UP Hospital CM Yogi Calls Emergency Meeting, 63 Deaths In UP Hospital
- August 13, 2017

Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela has also given a breakup of the casualties. Of the 30 deaths, 17 took place in the neonatal intensive care unit. The Uttar Pradesh government denied the deaths were caused due to shortage of oxygen, claiming alternative arrangements for oxygen supply were made. (more...)

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